Cranial Osteopathy is a specific type of Osteopathy which works primarily on the cranial plates in the skull where the Primary Respiratory System originates from.
Inside our Meninges (Nervous System and Brain external sheath) which lies just underneath our skull, runs the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF). This fluctuates between the the Cranium and the Sacrum at the base of the spine. This fluid needs to be flowing smoothly for the body to be in balance. A trained Osteopath can gently work on the structures which can impair its movement.
Cerebro-Spinal Fluid is very important as the functioning of it spreads to the whole body through the complex web of the myo-fascial system (sheath of muscles, tendons, organs etc..)
It requires a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
Cranial Osteopathy has become famous for its efficiency on infants and children. It effectively works on adults as well, but becoming less of an option for treatment after around 72 years old when the cranial sutures solidify.
David Guilleminot, Principal Osteopath and Director- Papakura and Mangere Bridge
David Guilleminot is a French Born Osteopath who has been working in the Auckland Area since 2000. (Papakura, Piha, Titirangi, Henderson, Albany, North Shore, East Coast Bays) David graduated from Ecole Superieure d’Osteopathie (Paris) in 1999 and soon arrived to New Zealand after having presented his thesis (about ankle and posture). His first job was …
Marcelo Siqueira Silva, Osteopath in Papakura
Marcelo Siqueira , Brazilian /British citizen has gained his Masters degree in Osteopathic and Naturopath Medicine at the British college of Osteopathic and Naturopath Medicine (BCOM) London-UK. After a qualification in sports science degree in Brazil he has been working as personal trainer as well as swimming teacher and capoeira Master for over 10 years …
Wayne Low, Osteopath in Papakura and Mangere Bridge
Wayne graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and has been a practicing Osteopath since 2017. His treatments are based on active functional assessments with a solid structural approach and a draw on visceral and cranial fields, adapting to the individual’s needs, the current presentation, but also using a precise observational and palpatory …